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The Risk Profession
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Lightning Source Inc
Publication date June 30, 2011
Pages 60
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781463899769
ISBN-10 1463899769
Original list price $16.95
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                                                                             WAS DONALD E. WESTLAKE A SCIENCE FICTION WRITER?

Everyone knows him as the mystery writer who published books like The Hook (2000), Bad News 2001, and Put a Lid on It (2002) under his own name, Donald E. Westlake, and of course that he was also Richard Stark and a number of other favorite authors. But a science fiction writer? -- Really? -- You bet he was, early on in his career. (He even wrote one SF novel -- Anarchaos, in 1966, as "Curt Clark.")

He also wrote quite a bit of short SF, like this weird little SF mystery that first graced the pages of Amazing in 1963.

It's an engaging little tale, set in a asteroid-belt colony: our hero is an investigator for an interplanetary insurance company, ferreting out the truth behind suspicious (and sometimes, uhm, otherworldly) insurance claims. . . .

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